|Pondering what might have brought on my silly feverishness, I joked to Holly "ooh, perhaps I have tetanus". The feverishness having begun a few hours after the easy-open fiasco sliced my finger, and I had a vague recollection of tetanus deriving from metallic cuts, and resulting in stiff muscles.|
Once suggested, I was, of course, compelled to ask Doctor Google what the symptoms of tetanus are. Impressively, I had manifested every one of those symptoms, and mostly in the stated order, over the course of about 36 hours after the cut (and before I knew what the symptoms were supposed to be, so no, it wasn't psychological, thanks for the suggestion all you helpful people who always suggest that illness things are purely psychological).
On the up-side, "symptoms usually begin 8 days after the infection, but may range in onset from 3 days to 3 weeks." So I was terribly precocious on both symptom-manifestation and recovery if it was tetanus. More sensibly, but less entertainingly, the symptom-match is probably purely coincidental and I really got infected by going out. To a place. With people in it.